It’s official: Hackensack Meridian, Carrier Clinic wrap up merger

January 3, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic have made their merger official with the new year, formally announcing their partnership Thursday. The two had made the decision to merge in August, and ROI-NJ first reported the January announcement last month. The merger formally went into effect Thursday. “We are writing a new chapter for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorder as we integrate Carrier’s proven services into our network’s robust behavioral health care,” Robert Garrett, Hackensack Meridian’s CEO, said in a prepared statement. “We must truly integrate behavioral health into health care and expand treatment options as our state battles an opioid epidemic that has claimed too many lives and devastated so many families.”